|Name||Chidham Parochial Primary School|
|Address||Chidham Lane, Chidham, Chichester, PO18 8TH|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||197 (45.7% boys 54.3% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||31.1|
|Local Authority||West Sussex|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||16.2%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Information about this school
The school is a smaller-than-average-sized primary.
The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils on free school meals, looked after children and pupils from service families is well below average. There are no looked after children on the school’s register.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs varies year on year. Currently, the proportion supported through school action is average. A below average proportion of pupils is supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs.
The main needs of these pupils relate to moderate learning difficulties. An above average proportion of pupils joins or leaves the school other than in Reception or Year 6. Pupils come from a predominantly White British background.
The current headteacher has been appointed since the previous inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. This is a fast improving school.
The headteacher, together with the governing body, has a clear vision for the school. Together, they have taken increasingly successful actions to raise the quality of teaching and, consequently, pupils’ outcomes. Attainment is now consistently well above average.
Pupils’ behaviour and safety are outstanding. Pupils behave extremely well, have a healthy respect for each other and adults, and have extremely positive attitudes to learning. Achievement is good as a consequence of the consistently good quality of teaching and the pupils’ very positive approach to learning.
Teaching is good, and at times outstanding. Very positive relationships in lessons help ensure that pupils are extremely willing to engage with their learning and offer their views and opinions. Good achievement is also the consequence of a good curriculum.
It is very well enriched by residential trips, visits to France and London, and a unique programme which highlights the local habitat and geography and gives pupils good opportunities to reflect on the natural world. It is not yet an outstanding school because : On occasions, teachers miss opportunities in lessons to raise the challenge for pupils, and to get them to think more deeply about their learning. There are inconsistencies in the degree to which marking in mathematics challenges pupils to make use of, and extend, their skills in the way that it does in English.